Dynaloc for Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (overweight of hard-ware removals in the Dynaloc group)
First Posted : January 8, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 20, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lars C. Borris, Aarhus University Hospital

Brief Summary:
A prospective, randomized study comparing the effectiveness of a new system, Dynaloc compared with three cancellous screws, for osteosynthesis of femoral neck fractures

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Femoral Neck Fracture Device: Dynaloc Device: Cancellous screws Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 150 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Dynaloc vs. Multiple Cancellous Screws for Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures
Study Start Date : March 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2015

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Cancellous screws
Patients in this group are having osteosynthesis with three screws
Device: Cancellous screws
Active Comparator: Dynaloc
Patients in this group are having osteosynthesis with Dynaloc (three screws fixed in a small plate)
Device: Dynaloc

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Shortening of the femoral neck [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Reoperation [ Time Frame: 1 year ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 110 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult men or women (see age specifications below) with subcapital femoral neck fractures (stable or unstable) confirmed with anteroposterior and lateral hip radiographs, computed tomography, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
  • Patients between 50 and 69 years of age with any Garden type femoral neck fracture
  • Patients older than 70 years of age with femoral neck fractures Garden type I and II
  • Patients older than 70 years of age with a femoral neck fracture Garden types III and IV and contraindication to hemiarthroplasty.
  • Operative treatment within 4 days (i.e., 72 hours) of presenting to the emergency room.
  • Patient was ambulatory prior to fracture, though they may have used an aid such as a cane or a walker.
  • Anticipated medical optimalization of the patient for operative fixation of the hip.
  • Provision of informed consent by patient or proxy.
  • Low energy fracture (defined as a fall from standing height).
  • No other major trauma.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Associated major injuries of the lower extremity (i.e., ipsilateral or contralateral fractures of the foot, ankle, tibia, fibula, knee, or femur; dislocations of the ankle, knee, or hip; or femoral head defects or fracture).
  • Retained hardware around the affected hip.
  • Abnormal opposite hip making end-point evaluation impossible
  • Infection around the hip (i.e., soft tissue or bone).
  • Patients with disorders of bone metabolism other than osteoporosis (i.e., Paget's disease, renal osteodystrophy).
  • Moderate or severe cognitively impaired patients (i.e., Six Item Screener with three or more errors).
  • Patients with Parkinson's disease (or dementia or other neurological deficit) severe enough to increase the likelihood of falling or severe enough to compromise rehabilitation.
  • Likely problems, in the judgment of the investigators, with maintaining follow-up. We will, for example, exclude patients with no fixed address, those who report a plan to move out of town in the next year, or intellectually challenged patients without adequate family support.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02030431

Aarhus University Hospital
Aarhus, Denmark, DK-8000
Sponsors and Collaborators
Aarhus University Hospital

Responsible Party: Lars C. Borris, Consultant of Orthopaedic surgery, Aarhus University Hospital Identifier: NCT02030431     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1-10-72-362-13
First Posted: January 8, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 20, 2015
Last Verified: October 2015

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Fractures, Bone
Femoral Neck Fractures
Wounds and Injuries
Hip Fractures
Femoral Fractures
Hip Injuries
Leg Injuries